2. NPS Outstanding Theses and Dissertations
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Nonalignment to balance China's influence on Sri Lanka: negotiating China's "string of pearls" strategy for the Pearl of the Indian Ocean
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2017-12)
Sri Lanka, particularly since 2008, has become more closely aligned with China in geopolitical affairs, upsetting the balance of its relationship with two other powers in the Indian Ocean: the United States and India. Sri ...
A new school for brats: improving the K-12 education of military-connected children
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2017-09)
This thesis answers the question: How can recent changes in the educational environment be leveraged to improve K-12 education for military-connected children? In 2011, the Obama Administration issued a report, Strengthening ...
Conflict in time, petrified in space: Kenya-Somalia border geopolitical conflicts
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2017-06)
In response to Kenyan citizens' growing uneasiness with regard to the cross-border violence from Somalia-based terrorists, the government of Kenya has begun to erect a barrier along its shared border with Somalia. This ...
Lawful hacking: toward a middle-ground solution to the going dark problem
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2017-03)
This thesis examines the ongoing debate between law enforcement and the intelligence communities on one side, and the technology industry and privacy rights groups on the other, over the going dark problem. Going dark is ...
Flight plight: an examination of contemporary humanitarian immigration from Honduras, Cuba, and Syria to the United States with considerations for national security
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2016-03)
This thesis examines contemporary U.S. immigration for humanitarian populations from Honduras, Cuba, and Syria. Humanitarian immigration refers to refugees, asylum seekers, and those who are forcibly displaced from their ...
Quantifying a negative: how homeland security adds value
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2015-12)
Currently, fire department performance is measured in terms of tangible loss reduction, meaning lower dollar losses of tangible structures and contents equate with greater performance. This metric is flawed because it ...
The ultra-marathoners of human smuggling: defending forward against dark networks that can transport terrorists across American land borders
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2015-09)
National legislation requires America’s homeland security agencies to disrupt transnational human smuggling organizations capable of transporting terrorist travelers to all U.S. borders. Federal agencies have responded ...
Groupthink: a significant threat to the homeland security of the United States
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2014-12)
The groupthink psychological phenomenon prevalent in the homeland security enterprise is a significant threat to the United States. Homeland security is vulnerable to groupthink because its leaders frequently share similar ...
Thermonuclear propaganda: presentations of nuclear strategy in the early atomic age
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2014-06)
As the image of the thermonuclear apocalypse loomed over the early years of the Cold War and technological advancements brought the possibility of such a fate closer to reality, the U.S.-Soviet conflict became increasingly ...
U.S. security cooperation with India and Pakistan: a comparative study
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2013-06)
This thesis examines whether the growing U.S.-Indian defense cooperation will serve regional peace and security or U.S. interests, particularly if more India means less Pakistan in the U.S. defense-cooperation calculus. ...
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